General Studies Answer Writing Practice: 05 May 2018

ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE – 05 MAY, 2018

General Studies – 1
 
TOPIC: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) A close analysis of art and culture of medieval India points to the cultural syncretism, which has been a distinguishing feature of Indian society and polity. Examine. (250 words)

 
General Studies – 2
 
Topic : Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the
performance of these schemes; Environmental pollution and degradation

 
2)The benefits accrued on account of Saubhagya scheme should be utilised to address the issue of clean cooking fuel once and for all. Examine.(250 words)

 
 
Topic : India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
 
3) India should not join China’s OBOR initiative, until the issues regarding CPEC are resolved. Critically analyse. (250 words)
 
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
 
4) Discuss how the recently proposed Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority aims to transform the higher education in India. (250 words)
 

 
General Studies – 3 
 
Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
 
5) Discuss whether priority sector lending norms need to be done away with?(250 words)
 

 
General Studies – 4
 
TOPIC: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;
 
6)“Indian philosophy is essentially a philosophy of values.” Comment.(250 words)